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Strengthening public integrity, part 2 – what can be done?

In part 1 of our miniseries on strengthening public accountability, we focused on a recent discussion, titled Strengthening Political Integrity, which took place on 30 March 2022 at the 10th edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) annual global anti-corruption and integrity forum. Part 1 also highlighted the crisis that can ensue Read more >

Strengthening public integrity, part 1 – the importance of an ethical public service

At the beginning of April the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held the 10th edition of its annual global anti-corruption and integrity forum, in a virtual environment. The theme this year was Renew with Integrity, and the event focused on how creating different frameworks could resolve long-standing challenges, especially those exacerbated by the Read more >

Lifestyle audits now mandatory for all national, provincial depts

The former minister of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), Ayanda Dlodlo, announced in March 2022 that lifestyle audits are compulsory for all national and provincial departments, as of 1 April. Addressing the Lifestyle Audit Indaba, held in March this year under the theme Building an Ethical Public Service through Lifestyle Audit, Dlodlo, Read more >

New company ownership regulation a step in right direction

By Mashudu Masutha and Karabo RajuiliFirst published on News24 The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global standard-setting body for combating money laundering, setting minimum standards via 40 recommendations. It has sanctioning mechanisms for countries that fail to comply. Recently, the organisation updated its Recommendation 24, which deals with beneficial ownership transparency – and Read more >

The legacy of Corruption Watch and the challenges ahead

By Mzukisi QoboFirst published on Business Day This year, Corruption Watch observes a decade since it was formed in January 2012. It is an initiative borne of concerted action across civil society, including trade unionists, civic leaders and business leaders, and was formed as a response to the growing scourge of corruption in society and Read more >

How to protect yourself as a whistle-blower

Whistleblowers expose unlawful or immoral activities conducted by people, organisations, corporations or governments. Too often, they risk their own safety to bring human rights abusers to account and to achieve justice for the abused. Chelsea Manning, whistleblower and human rights activist, jeopardised her freedom in order to raise public awareness of human rights abuses in the Read more >